DAY 76 (20 JUNE) – Harakeke (Phormium tenax) (Baron’s Court, London)
Known as harakeke in Maori, this fiery New Zealand flax lined a walkway at the Queen’s Club tennis championships today. My second Kiwi plant in as many days.
Its flowers reminded me of garlic cloves gone to seed.
Apparently the black-headed jumping spider lives in its rolled up leaves. But perhaps only in New Zealand… none in evidence here.